Through the Data visualization with Excel internship, the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library HSL will host a Data Visualization Intern to further the work of NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery. In alignment with the National Library of Medicines three strategic goals for 2017-2027, the Data Visualization Internship will create a robust training experience as one step toward the goal of cultivating a diverse data science workforce, enhancing information delivery, and promoting data literacy. Through the experience, the Data Visualization Intern will learn and apply a broad set of skills related to data visualization with Excel for hands-on application via teaching, consulting, and learning object creation. The internship experience will be guided by the MLA data services competencies and related performance indicators. Learning objects created as part of the internship will extend or adapt existing materials to broaden the current knowledge base, and will be developed as open educational resources for broad use and repurposing within the Network of the National Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Region and beyond.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Jonathan Koffel

Start Date
October 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Data Scientist
Educator, College & Post-grad
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
American Indians
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health